SCA x Gilmore
The SCA is proud to partner with the Gilmore Piano Festival out of Kalamazoo, MI in their mission of promoting and developing world-class keyboard musical experiences that inspire present and future artists and audiences. For the first time, the Gilmore will be bringing pianist Janice Carissa to OUR stage.
Founded along with the Gilmore Artist Award in 1989, the Gilmore Young Artist Awards are bestowed every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of pianists living in the United States, age 22 and younger. Candidates for the Award are nominated by music professionals from around the world. Those nominated are evaluated for their pianism and musical promise by a six-member artistic committee over an extended period of time. The process is carried out anonymously, and candidates are unaware of their own consideration. Among the now 38 pianists who have received the Gilmore Young Artist Award are Misha Galant, Kirill Gerstein, Daniel Hsu, Maxim Lando, George Li, Wei Luo, Micah McLaurin, Yuja Wang, Orion Weiss, and Elliot Wuu.
Featuring Janice Carissa
Indonesian pianist and 2022 Gilmore Young Artist Janice Carissa began her musical journey at age five studying with her pianist mother. At 15 she entered the Curtis Institute of Music, where she continues her studies today under the tutelage of professors Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald.
A rapidly rising star, Ms. Carissa has captivated audiences from the Sydney Opera House to The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. She has appeared as a guest artist with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the batons of Cristian Măcelaru and Stéphane Denève and filled in for André Watts as soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Carissa moved to Philadelphia in 2013. When she’s not practicing or performing, she stays busy exploring the city’s culinary scene. An accomplished photographer, she also enjoys capturing portraits of fellow musicians. In Philadelphia, Ms. Carissa is an active local performer, having appeared with the John Hopkins Symphony, Eastern Wind Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony, and more.
Ms. Carissa has won prizes at the Aspen Music Festival and Indonesia Pusaka Competition and has been awarded the Arkady Fomin Scholarship and Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant. A deeply devoted chamber musician, she has appeared at festivals from Marlboro to Ravinia and premiered new works by composers like Timo Andres and Alyssa Weinberg.
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